Parental Engagement

We believe that a strong relationship between home and school supports children’s learning.  We work hard to ensure that we have good relationships with children’s families, with a wide range of activities and opportunities for parents to learn about life at school and for the school to get to know families.  These include:

Induction Events: Before children begin school, we offer a carefully planned induction, including an induction event for families, information evenings for parents, a Teddy Bear’s Picnic for children and their older or younger siblings and story times.

HomeSchool Communication: regular Parent Consultation Evenings, Curriculum Workshops, Curriculum Newsletters and Federation Times keep parents up to date. We appreciate that parents have busy lives and we use text updates and e-mails as well as the usual paper communication to keep parents advised of what is going on at school.

With an approachable staff team who are keen to develop strong partnerships with their children’s families, we offer several ways of communicating with your child’s class teacher. Parents are provided with their child’s teacher’s email address and teachers are available at the beginning and end of each day to speak with parents. Classes use a platform called Classroom Dojo to communicate and celebrate events and children’s achievements. Parents are also invited into school to share their children’s ‘Celebration of Wonder’.

Federation Family Events: Alongside our weekly Federation Assembly, which gives children across the Federation a chance to come together and share achievements, we also hold a number of Federation Family Events, these include our annual Sports Day as well as family days when family members (Mums, Grandmothers, Aunties and Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles or any other significant adult in children’s lives) are welcomed into school for all or part of the day, taking part in lessons, playtimes and lunchtimes.

Parent Helpers: We are always grateful for help from parents, be it by listening to children read, cooking, gardening, help with art and craft. Children really benefit from this experience and support. If you are a parent (or grandparent or other relative) and you would like to help in this way, please see your child’s class teacher.

We are in the process of planning our parent workshops for the acadmenic year of 2020 – 21 please speak to a member of our admin team if there are any specific areas of focus you would find helpful.